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Andrzej Bartkowiak Poster

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Date of Birth 6 March 1950Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland

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Andrzej Bartkowiak was born on March 6, 1950 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Speed (1994), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). He was previously married to Diane Venora.

Spouse (1)

Diane Venora (1980 - 1989) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Esteemed cinematographer known for his long, durable association with Sidney Lumet. Also has directed.
Met former wife/actress Diane Venora while filming a TV commercial.
Trained at the Polish Film School in his native Lódz, he immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1972 and shortly after began working in commercials.
Breakthrough film was his work on the gritty urban thriller Prince of the City (1981), his first collaboration with Sidney Lumet. Bartkowiak worked on the director's next 11 films over the next 12 years.
Bartkowiak became much in demand after his taut camera work in Speed (1994) and has worked twice for Barbra Streisand in Nuts (1987) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Father, with Diane Venora, of daughter Madaket Bartkowiak.

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